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Address: Rua da Esperanca, 700, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(81) 3552-2191
9:00 am - 4:50 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:50 pm

Tue-Sat 9am-5pm

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sea horses

a litlle room with sea horses and some fishes from the area. really not worth the fees. It is better to go in boat at maracaipe and see seahorses in real

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 15, 2016

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

a litlle room with sea horses and some fishes from the area. really not worth the fees. It is better to go in boat at maracaipe and see seahorses in real

Thank Pz1965
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

This is a nice tour to be included in your stay. It takes around 2 hours by non-motorized boat around the mangrove. Seahorses stay attached to mangrove branches. The sailboat man dives and unattached a female and a male to show to the tourists. After couple minutes, the diver put them back in the branches. In the same trip, we... More 

Thank meireluc
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

its a nice place, but locals say its an AQUARIUM, i thought something totally different....its just 1 room with 30 fish tanks....not more than that

Thank therion2001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We need to support it. It makes the difference saving sea horses from disappearing . There is also another fishes and animals to see

Thank Vinicius G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

Go somewhere else of interest a waste of time and rigged by the guys who operate the 100s of beach buggies that tell you they are going to show you the best sites but end up showing you building sites!!

Thank Gregsi
Santos, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

It has a lot of tanks, with the main fishes of the region, including a mero.Aside the fishes, there was a Squilla. There are panels explaining the development of the sea horses.There are also moreys. The seahorses alevines, could have a magnifyng glass, to better see them.

1 Thank Danriel J
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015

The place is very tiny with a few tanks with seahorses and some with other animals like fish and crabs. It was highly recommended to me which is why I was disapponted. Its just ok... If you have time and are close to it, maybe stop by, but do not make it a priority.

Thank julamparelli
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great stop to understand the fauna of the area. Recommend for kids as a break from the beach circuit in Porto de Galinhas. The exposition is short and focused on the hippocampus found in the area. Volunteers are there to teach about these interesting animals.

Thank marcelo401
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2015

It is a unique experience to visit the place, see all those sea horses together and know about the project in studying and preserving the animals.

1 Thank NadiaRTS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

The house on Esperança streat with the exposing is more interesting and cheap than the "jangada" tour on Maracaipe point. it is very illustrative and helpfull, there is a lot of info about the seahorses (lovely air conditioned), and beautiful little partners, it was amazing to know about their behavior. I don't know if it is possible a bilingual tour... More 

Thank Luara M

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